With the 2023 season underway, the two-time Super Bowl winner Kansas City Chiefs is once again preparing to defend its title. With three American Football Conference (AFC) championships, five Super Bowl appearances (including pre-merger), and dynamic performances during Super Bowls LIV and LVII, the team is gearing up to cinch its third Super Bowl Trophy.
From Dallas to Kansas City
Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt was rejected from purchasing and relocating the Chicago Cardinals from the NFL. He began talking to other businessmen and prospective NFL owners about creating a league that could rival the NFL. In 1960, this dream became a reality as the American Football League was born. The team was called the Dallas Texans. They won the 1962 AFL Championship.
However, it soon became apparent that Dallas could not sustain two professional football franchises — and with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys getting more attention, Hunt decided to relocate the Texans to Kansas City after the Kansas City Mayor promised to triple the team’s season tickets and make other concessions to the team.
So, on May 26, 1963, the Kansas City Chiefs was born.
The Chiefs today
Today, the Chiefs are thought to be among the strongest teams in the AFL. Its continued success is attributed to the talent of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid. Under Reid’s leadership, the Chiefs experienced ten successful seasons, culminating in two Super Bowl wins.
And while the Chiefs lost to the Detroit Lions during the first week of the regular season, fans such as Print Time are still looking forward to another explosive performance in the matches to come. As the Chiefs continue to be among the more prolific teams in the league, we can only expect great things from them.
Go, Chiefs! We wish you an amazing season and another Super Bowl win!